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Sports vs.politics

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It has long seemed to me that there is far more rationality in sports, and in commentaries on sports, than there is in politics and in commentaries on politics. What has puzzled me is why this is so, when what happens in politics has far more serious effects on people’s lives.

Racial quota fallout

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Many years ago, I learned of an episode in the life of a promising young black man that is relevant to things happening now. He had been educated at a good school, and went on to receive degrees at good colleges and universities. Then he went for a Ph.D.

Mascot politics

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Dr. Victor Davis Hanson’s quietly chilling article, “Two Californias,” in National Review Online, ought to be read by every American who is concerned about where this country is headed.

Lessons of history: Most either don’t learn or miss the obvious

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It used to be common for people to urge us to learn “the lessons of history.” But history gets much less attention these days and, if there are any lessons that we are offered, they are more likely to be the lessons from current polls or the lessons of political correctness.

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These second graders from Kedron Elementary School led the April 20 Fayette County School Board in the pledge of allegiance. The students, from left, are Tabitha Htoka, Blythie Barrow, and A.J.

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